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Starting a Car washing business

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by Lentsnh, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Jun 11, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    What would I need to do?

    This will be a summer thing only. Obviously I cant do it in the winter....... Unless someone is despirate. I doubt thats the case.

    Should I make Business cards, Flyers, etc?
     
  2. Jun 11, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    Are you looking to do car detailing?
     
  3. Jun 11, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    Yes.

    Car Washing--Detailing-- etc
     
  4. Jun 11, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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  5. Jun 11, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    Business cars, flyers, pictures of your work would all be good.

    Not sure, but I think some type of general liability insurance maybe good to have.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    Why insurance?:confused:
     
  7. Jun 11, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    If you damage the customer's vehicle by mistake, I am not sure if your "regular" insurance will cover the damages. I would check with your insurance company.

    I know for plowing, you need general liability insurance in case you damage someone's property.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    Oh ok. That makes sense. Yeah I will check into that.


    Thanks for the link and info!:)
     
  9. Jun 11, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    Good luck with your venture man! I hope everything works out for you.
     
  10. Jun 11, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    Thank You! :)

    Well this is temporary until i can get a real job
     
  11. Jun 11, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    You might want to wait to see what Barney Frank is going to let you pay yourself.
     
  12. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    :confused::confused:
     
  13. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    u going to be mobile, or use the people water or have it in your driveway
     
  14. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    Use peoples water (Go to them) That way I will not have to cut down on my price and my dad wont get mad at me.
     
  15. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    There is a service that comes into my wife's work every Friday and does three or four cars sometimes more, every time he comes in. He does a very nice job. He charges $15.00 which I think is very reasonable for the job he does. My wife also gives him a $5.00 tip. He has two helpers with him, sometimes each is working on a car, sometimes all three are on one car.
    Now insurance, good question. I asked Sue and she has no idea if this guy has insurance or not, we never gave it a thought. He does drive her car across the street. :confused: The business across the street has a huge parking lot and he allows them to use it to clean the cars. He also does the employee cars that work there. He has a trailer with his own water supply and so on.
    I think you need to at least look into the liability issue, to protect yourself as well as the hordes of customers that you will have. :D
    Good luck to you if you go for it. This guy is very very busy. Where my wife works there are a lot of small business's and we have seen him at most of them off and on. We have also seen him around town.
     
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    and u could do it while people slept and what not, sounds good
    good luck and ill give ya 50 my zip is 23223 when r u available
     
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    Key House Democrat Wants More Government Say in Executive Pay
    Rep. Barney Frank wants to develop guidelines for compensation practices and not just for companies receiving government bailout dollars.
     
  18. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    hahaha. Um I will check my schedule.



    EEEEhhhhhh..... Im not booked.... Pay for my gas+ $50 and you got a deal:D
     
  19. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    it would be like 90 bucks just to get u here
     
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    I think I do a good job...:)


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